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Have you discovered hidden treasure?

Last updated 09:00 06/06/2013
Jeremy Richardson
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CHANCE DISCOVERY: Jeremy Richardson, owns the property where a 50-year-old letter was found.

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Have you found a historic hidden treasure in your house or somewhere else? Share the discovery with us.

Former Christchurch woman Sarah Turbott was thrilled when a secret message she hid in a bottle beneath her childhood home more than 50 years ago was discovered during earthquake repairs.

The handwritten message was put in an empty gin bottle in 1958 when she was 12 years old and instructed the finder to "give this to a museum and tell them to look for me if under one hundred years has passed since 1958".

Often when we go digging in the basement, or through old files, we come across stories, photos and precious items from the past. We'd love to hear those stories or help you find out more about them story by publishing them on Stuff.

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